I was having a hard time coming up with a topic to write about today, so I took to browsing the internet – my solution to a wide variety of quandaries. Among ideas like “Great things about my community” and “When I feel frustrated…,” I found this topic. It’s true. My mother is on Facebook (all the time). My Grandmother has a Facebook, too. And my Grandfather. My mom’s best friend. My best friend’s mom. My aunt. My elementary school office lady. While Facebook definitely began as a network for peers, it has grown into so much more. Facebook has five hundred million active users. 500,000,000. On any given day, half of those users log on.
It is not just the younger generation surfing the net these days. While older users are busily learning the ins and outs of the world wide web, they are also learning how to interface with the hardware that gets them there. For a lot of these users, however, this presents problems. They may have never learned to type, and hunt-and-peck for every letter. They may not have the eyesight to read the monitor or the keyboard. Arthritis may make typing or even using a mouse increasingly difficult.
That’s where some basic assistive technology devices come in. For virtually every stumbling block to access, there is a tool to get past it. Chester Creek specializes in this arena. We are here to offer you, your mother, your grandmother, your grandfather, your mom’s best friend, your best friend’s mom, your aunt, and your elementary school office lady everything we can, to help you do what you want to do with a computer, from typing away on email correspondence to hitting level 47 on Farmville. Come stop by the Creek and take a look around; I can virtually guarantee there is something you will look at and say “That would be perfect for ___!”
And speaking of Grandmothers, happy birthday to our favorite pay-roll/accountant/accounts payable/accounts receivable lady, Karen!